To Live and Shake and Die in LA! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Jacques Demy’s first American production, “Model Shop.”
Shot a year after his homage to Hollywood musicals, “The Young Girls of
Rochefort,” “Model Shop” stars Gary Lockwood, just coming off of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But
the real star of Model Shop is LA itself; the film is a veritable time capsule
of the city in the late sixties (Demy had wanted to title the film “Los
Angeles-1968″). As Lockwood’s star-crossed lover, Anouk Aimée reprises her
title role from Demy’s bittersweet romance, 1961′s Lola.